Check out these top beauty secrets if you have a naturally oily complexion to keep your skin looking shiny and luminous as opposed to slick and greasy.
Morning skincare routine
One of the first things you probably do in the morning is wash your face, but do you also take care to properly wash your neck, back and chest? Many sufferers of oily skin don’t pay as much attention to these parts of the body, which can also have excess levels of oil.
Part of your morning routine should also entail using a gentle cleanser. Oil-based cleansers are fine to use on all skin types, but it is recommended that you steer clear of any products containing alcohol as they will be too harsh and cause an imbalance in your skin’s natural oil levels. To read more about alcohol in skincare, see http://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-advice/skin-care-basics/_/alcohol-in-skin-care-the-facts.
Day to night
Many do not realise that a lack of hydration causes the glands in your skin to produce more oil. This is why you should make sure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day. For further hydration, you could also try a hyaluronic acid moisturising cream on your face and neck.
Finally, be careful what type of make-up you wear. If you wear foundation daily, try to have regular “no make-up” days to let your skin rest or opt for a tinted moisturiser or BB/CC cream that won’t clog your pores as much. Mousse-based foundations are also less heavy on the skin. If you are comfortable taking off your make-up as soon as you get home, it will give your skin more time to breathe.
Before you go to sleep, you should always remove your make-up. If you take a bath before bed, try not to run it too hot as steam can often strip your skin of the acids that your body needs. If you struggle to balance your oily skin and find that it is becoming too sensitive, you could try a range of gentle products aimed at those with sensitive skin, like the Avene Sensitive Skin Gift Set at sites like (http://www.lifeandlooks.com/avene-sensitive-skin-gift-set.html).
Finally, exfoliating your skin once a week before you go to sleep will allow dead skin to be removed and leave your skin feeling smoother and more luminous.